London's premier downtown department store. In fact, it was the biggest
store in the world - you could get anything there.
The boss asked him,
“Have you ever been a salesman before?”
“Yes sir, I was a salesman in Rajasthan in India”, replied the young man.
The boss liked the cut of him and said, “You can start tomorrow and I'll
come and see you.”
The day was long and arduous for the young man, but he got through it. And
finally 6:00 PM came around. The boss duly fronted up and asked, “How many
sales did you make today?”
“Sir, Just ONE sale.” said the young salesman.
“Only one sale?” blurted the boss. “No! No! One a day…. If you want to keep
this job, you'd better be doing better than just one sale. By the way, how
much was the sale worth?
“Three hundred thousand, three hundred and thirty four pounds” said the
“What”, “How did you manage that?” asked the flabbergasted boss. Well, said
the salesman, “This man came in and I sold him a small fish hook, then a
medium hook and finally a really large hook. Then I sell him new fishing
rod and some fishing gear.
Then I asked him where he was going fishing and he
said down the coast.
So I told him he would probably need a boat, so I took him down to the boat
department and sold him that twenty-foot schooner with the twin engines.
Then he said his Volkswagen probably wouldn't be able to pull it, so I took
him to our automotive department and sold him that new Deluxe 4X4 Blazer.
I then asked him where he'll be staying, and since he had no accommodation,
I took him to camping department and sold him one of those new igloo 6
sleeper camper tents.
Then the guy said, while we're at it, I should throw
in about $100 worth of groceries and two cases of beer.”
The boss took two steps back and asked in astonishment, “You sold all that
to a guy who came in for a fish hook!!”
“No” answered the salesman, “He came in to buy a box of Sanitary napkins
his wife and I said to him, “Your weekend's screwed anyway, you might as
well go fishing.”
THIS IS CROSS SELLING ! ! ! !